Acts
1997-1998 Session

Listed below are the Acts from the 1998 Legislative Session. Following each Act number are the Ratification number (preceded by an R), the bill number (preceded by an H for House or an S for Senate), a brief description and the date the Act became effective. An Act will not be added to this page until it has been assigned an Act Number. The full text of an Act is included in the linked page.

Act No. 258 (R259, S60)
-- DUI, drivers license reinstatement; Motor Vehicles, Transportation, traffic violations, drivers licenses, age revised. See Act for effective date.
Act No. 259 (R268, S75)
--Victim's Bill of Rights, bail; crimes and offenses, courts, constitutional amendment. Effective February 17, 1998
Act No. 260 (R269, S204)
--Insurance, agents or brokers; surplus lines insurer; approval of placement, days within to file changed. Effective February 20, 1998
Act No. 261 (R270, S220)
--Nuisances, abatement of; Crimes and Offenses, Torts. Effective February 20, 1998
Act No. 262 (R271, S380)
--Insurance business, unauthorized transaction of within state; emergency cease and desist orders. Effective February 20, 1998
Act No. 263 (R274, S923)
--National Advocacy Center, University of South Carolina, Colleges; U.S. concurrent law enforcement while lease. Effective February 20, 1998
Act No. 264 (R276, S925)
--Beaufort County, voting precincts; Elections. Effective February 24, 1998
Act No. 265 (R278, H3215)
--Police officers, corporate limits, jurisdiction; law enforcement. Effective February 20, 1998
Act No. 266 (R279, H3590)
--Wildlife, unlawful to use artificial lights to harass in Game Zone No.6, Fish and Game, Natural Resources. Effective February 24, 1998
Act No. 267 (R281, H4189)
--Georgetown County, voting precincts; Elections. Effective February 24, 1998
Act No. 268 (R282, H4466)
--Income tax, reference date updated whereby state adopts Internal Revenue Code of 1986; Taxation. Effective February 20, 1998, for taxable years beginning after 1996
Act No. 269 (R283, H4469)
--Pilotage Commissioners, ports of Charleston and Georgetown; license requirements for pilots; Watercraft. Effective February 20, 1998
Act No. 270 (R284, S89)
--Domestic violence, order of protection from, duration of; domestic relations, crimes and offenses. Effective April 7, 1998
Act No. 271 (R285, S275)
--Dogs and cats, sterilization of; Animals. Effective April 8, 1998
Act No. 272 (R286, S377)
--Property, malicious injury to; penalties, Crimes and Offenses; Minors, Juveniles, placement in detention center. Effective April 7, 1998
Act No. 273 (R294, S972)
--Enoree River Greenway Commission created in Piedmont area, Natural Resources Department, certain counties. Effective April 7, 1998
Act No. 274 (R295, S1031)
--STAR diploma, requirements for high school graduates, honors courses; Schools and School Districts, Curriculum. Effective April 7, 1998
Act No. 275 (R303, S1123)
--Adjutant General, may order member of National or State Guard to active duty. Effective April 7, 1998
Act No. 276 (R304, S1127)
--Zoning ordinance may not prohibit church related activities; Political Subdivisions, Charitable Organizations. Effective April 7, 1998
Act No. 277 (R305, H3421)
--Child abuse or neglect, false reports of; misdemeanor, penalties, Minors, Crimes and Offenses; Social Services. Effective April 7, 1998
Act No. 278 (R320, H4656)
--Charleston County, voting precincts, Elections. Effective April 8, 1998
Act No. 279 (R288, S482)
--Public defenders not required to reside in county in which they serve, Attorneys. Effective April 8, 1998
Act No. 280 (R289, S583)
--Respiratory care, definitions, exemptions from regulation; therapists, licensure of; Respiratory Care Practitioners. Effective January 1, 1999
Act No. 281 (R290, S835)
--Hunting accidents, reporting requirement repealed; Fish and Game. Effective April 8, 1998
Act No. 282 (R296, S1037)
--Oconee County, voting precincts; Elections. Effective April 8, 1998
Act No. 283 (R306, H3470)
--Amusement Rides Safety Code, Fairs, Labor, Licensing and Regulation Department. Effective April 8, 1998
Act No. 284 (R307, H3601)
--Technical Education System funding, private job training review committee references deleted. Effective April 7, 1998
Act No. 285 (R308, H3908)
--Property taxes, delinquent; alternative site for sale of, Taxation, Revenue, Gambling, Bingo licenses, Class F. See Act for effective date.
Act No. 286 (R309, H4039)
--Scenic Rivers Trust Fund, use of funds extended to educational or planning projects; Natural Resources Department. Effective April 8, 1998
Act No. 287 (R310, H4358)
--Nurses, licensed practical; services without on-site supervision in schools, etc.; Medical, Nursing, Juveniles, Prisons. Effective April 8, 1998
Act No. 288 (R313, H4449)
--Anderson County, Voting precincts, Elections. Effective April 8, 1998
Act No. 289 (R326, S920)
--Organ, Tissue, and Eye Donation Act; Hospitals, Medical, Donor Referral Network, Eye donations, Optometry. Effective April 20, 1998
Act No. 290 (R327, S921)
--Organ donation to be donated to organ procurement organization if no donee designated, Medical. Effective April 20, 1998
Act No. 291 (R329, H3792)
--Insurance casualty and surety rates, assigned risks; voluntary market; Property, inland marine, rating organizations. See Act for effective date.
Act No. 292 (R330, H3974)
--Foster care placements, juvenile sex offender may not be placed in foster home; Minors; Crimes and Offenses. Effective April 20, 1998
Act No. 293 (R333, H4596)
--Election Commission, to meet at times it considers necessary; Elections, Commission, State. Effective April 20, 1998
Act No. 294 (R312, H4402)
--Bird Sanctuary in York County, area added to; Fish and Game, Natural Resources Department. Effective April 21, 1998
Act No. 295 (R332, H4543)
--Bank loans, amounts conformed by setting maximums as percentages of bank's unimpaired capital; Banks, Savings and Loans. Effective April 21, 1998
Act No. 296 (R339, H4887)
--York County, voting precincts; Elections. Effective April 21, 1998
Act No. 297 (R347, S332)
-- Pistol, confiscated; transferred to mayor or clerk of court for disposal; Concealable Weapons Permits, Law Enforcement. Effective May 27, 1998
Act No. 298 (R348, S396)
-- Property tax assessment notices, percentage increase if no change in use, Taxation. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 299 (R349, S443)
-- County tax assessor, to examine new nonresidential structures before occupancy, Taxation, Buildings. Effective May 27, 1998
Act No. 300 (R352, S593)
-- Bed and Breakfast Act, Hotels and Motels, Businesses and Corporations. Effective May 27, 1998
Act No. 301 (R353, S772)
-- Magistrates allowed to compel attendance of witness residing in county, provisions; Courts. Effective May 27, 1998
Act No. 302 (R354, S843)
-- Head lice (pediculosis), school district students, treatment; Health and Environmental Control Department. See Act for explanation of effective date.
Act No. 303 (R357, S963)
-- Certificate of Need Program, kidney disease, hemodialysis centers; Medical, Health Department, methadone treatment. Effective May 27, 1998
Act No. 304 (R358, S986)
-- Elections, Voter registration boards, commissions, etc.; training and certification courses. Effective May 27, 1998
Act No. 305 (R359, S1003)
-- Migratory game birds, to obtain permit from Natural Resources Department before hunting; Fish and Game. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 306 (R368, S1185)
-- Spartanburg County, inboard boats on Lake William C. Bowen for towing waterskiers allowed, Watercraft. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 307 (R371, H3184)
-- Human remains or repositories, destruction or desecration of; cemeteries, Medical, Crimes and Offenses. Effective May 26, 1998
Act No. 308 (R372. H3351)
-- Wildlife, artificial lights to observe or harass in Game Zone No. 3; Fish and Game, Natural Resources. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 309 (R373, H3789)
-- Spotted sea trout, size limitations; daily number person may take or possess reduced, Fish and Game. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 310 (R374, H4107)
-- Bamberg County, voting precincts; Elections. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 311 (R376, H4467)
-- Uniform Securities Act, offenses and penalties for violations of; Uniform Laws, Businesses, Secretary of State. Effective May 26, 1998
Act No. 312 (R377, H4486)
-- Domestic violence, protection orders; when issued in another state; Domestic Relations. Effective May 27, 1998
Act No. 313 (R378, H4507)
-- Contractors, unpaid debts under still-valid license; statement to list certain financial information, Construction. Effective May 26, 1998
Act No. 314 (R380, H4594)
-- Set hooks, use of bream and live nongame fish as bait authorized on certain rivers, Fish and Game. Effective May 26, 1998
Act No. 315 (R381, H4686)
-- Laurens County, voting precincts; Elections. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 316 (R382, H4691)
-- Rendering Act of 1998, livestock and poultry raw material; Agriculture, Acts Cited By Popular Name. Effective May 26, 1998
Act No. 317 (R383, H4694)
-- State health insurance plan, medical; Aging Division, Health and Human Services, Retirement Systems, Pensions. Effective July 1, 1998
Act No. 318 (R384, H4753)
-- Allendale County, Voting precincts; Elections. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 319 (R385, H4787)
-- Military Museum, South Carolina; renamed as, Adjutant General, Veterans' and Military Affairs. Effective May 27, 1998
Act No. 320 (R393, H5002)
-- Elections, voting precincts; Greenville County. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 321 (R453, H4360)
-- Sexually Violent Predator Act, Crimes and Offenses, sex, victims; Mental health patients, Corrections Department. Effective June 5, 1998
Act No. 322 (R462, H4587)
-- School districts, curriculum; U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence studies; Veteran's Day, Holidays. Effective June 5, 1998
Act No. 323 (R441, H3033)
-- Children's Emergency Medical Services Act, Medical, Minors, Health and Environmental Control Department. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 324 (R446, H3605)
-- Taxation, Property, Real estate; Deed recording fee, certain exempt in lieu of foreclosure. Effective June 9, 1998, and applies with respect to deeds recorded on or after this date.
Act No. 325 (R447, H3764)
-- Accountants, certified public; partnership requirements, auditing experience, contingency fee or commissions. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 326 (R449, H3889)
-- Emergency Services Act, Medical, Insurance, medical and health. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 327 (R450, H3916)
-- Marine products handled or taken unlawfully; purchase, barter or trade prohibited; Fish and Game. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 328 (R451, H3917)
-- Public corporation, voting shares, shareholders, articles of incorporation; owner rights, Businesses and Corporations. Effective June 9, 1998
Act No. 329 (R452, H3985)
-- Health Benefits and Education Act, Medical, Insurance, mastectomy, mammograms, pap smears, breast surgery, cancer. Effective June 8, 1998, and applies to all individual and group health insurance and health maintenance organization policies, as the case may be, issued, delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this State on or after January 1, 1999.
Act No. 330 (R454, H4439)
-- Dissolved corporation, former shareholder of; claimant suit and judgment against; Businesses and Corporations. Effective June 9, 1998, and applies to corporations dissolved before, on, or after the effective date.
Act No. 331 (R455, H4446)
-- Educational loan or banking records, reproduction of as evidence; Banks and Savings and Loan Associations; Courts. Effective June 9, 1998
Act No. 332 (R456, H4453)
-- Migratory birds, unlawful to bait area over which being hunted; Fish and Game, Natural Resources Department. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 333 (R457, H4505)
-- Motor vehicles, Trucks, Trailers, length of loads; Recreational vehicles, golf carts; weight rating. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 334 (R458, H4526)
-- Admissions license tax, imposition of and exemptions from, Taxation; Gambling, Bingo license tax, hard cards, Revenue. Effective June 9, 1998, with the exception of Section 1 which takes effect January 1, 1999.
Act No. 335 (R460, H4566)
-- Housing authorities, real estate not considered surplus to its needs, commissioners; Property. Effective June 9, 1998
Act No. 336 (R461, H4569)
-- Mortgage loan brokers, continuing education requirements; Consumer Affairs, Banks and Savings and Loan Associations. Effective June 9, 1998 for Section 11, the remaining provisions take effect October 1, 1998.
Act No. 337 (R463, H4621)
-- Police Officers Retirement System, benefits to reflect increases in cost of living; Retirement Systems and Pensions. Effective July 1, 1998
Act No. 338 (R464, H4634)
-- Property tax assessments, proration of between transferor and transferee on items titled by state, federal agency. Effective January 1, 1998, and applies with respect to transfers occurring after 1997.
Act No. 339 (R466, H4654)
-- Enforcement officers of Natural Resources Department, conservation officers; removal of. Effective June 9, 1998
Act No. 340 (R467, H4672)
-- Sales tax exemptions, vacation time sharing plan, multiple ownership interest; Taxation, Property, Gambling, Bingo. Effective June 9, 1998
Act No. 341 (R468, H4735)
-- State Government, boundaries between South and North Carolina; portion to be revised. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 342 (R469, H4754)
-- Deer, exotic farm-raised; sale of in food establishments allowed; Businesses, Agriculture; Fish and Game. Signed by the Governor June 8, 1998, this act takes effect May 1, 1998.
Act No. 343 (R470, H4767)
-- General sessions Courts, surcharges imposed; Crimes and Offenses, victims, impact statement, post-conviction, notify. Effective June 8, 1998, except as otherwise provided; see Act for exceptions.
Act No. 344 (R472, H4785)
-- Partnership, limited; withdrawal to occur only where specified in written agreement; Businesses and Corporations. Effective July 1, 1998
Act No. 345 (R475, H4822)
-- Property taxes, past due, delinquent; tax lien created in favor of Revenue Department for past due taxes. Effective June 9, 1998
Act No. 346 (R482, H4876)
-- Cremation of decedent, authorization of; Medical, Cemeteries, Trusts and Estates. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 347 (R485, H4886)
-- Crossbows may be used to hunt game by certain handicapped persons, not bow and arrow or archery; Fish and Game. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 348 (R488, H4949)
-- Trespass against real property, adjoining property owner may petition for court-ordered license to enter for repairs. Effective June 9, 1998
Act No. 349 (R489, H4983)
-- Police report, false; unlawful to file; Crimes and Offenses, Law Enforcement, Officers. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 350 (R490, H4991)
-- Motor vehicle accident reports, law enforcement officer may refer to when testify in court; Transportation, Traffic. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 351 (R496, H5073)
-- Mental health treatment, child or adolescent when in custody of state agency may receive; Juveniles, Minors. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 352 (R341, S45)
-- Students, enticing from school, penalties; crimes, schools and school districts. Effective May 26, 1998
Act No. 353 (R342, S124)
-- Health insurance policy, medical; dermatological services coverage, when; dermatologists. Effective January 1, 1999
Act No. 354 (R444, H3330)
-- Geologists, geology; education and registration requirements, board assigned serial numbers, board seal. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 355 (R346, S289)
-- Corrections Department Director, program involving prison labor by nonprofit organization to be established. Effective May 26, 1998
Act No. 356 (R350, S472)
-- Occupational therapists, therapy; professional licensing board, biennial licensure, board membership increased. Effective May 27, 1998
Act No. 357 (R361, S1084)
-- Motor vehicles, commercial drivers licenses; transportation of hazardous waste materials posing no public threat, farming. Effective May 26, 1998
Act No. 358 (R443, H3069)
-- Income tax credits, investment in film enterprise, motion picture production facility; Taxation, Movies. Effective June 9, 1998; see Act for exceptions.
Act No. 359 (R445, H3337)
-- Administrative Law Judges Division, support staff, administrative assistants, procedures; Courts, Regulations, Solicitor. Effective June 10, 1998
Act No. 360 (R448, H3784)
-- Physical therapist, therapy; professional licensing board, licensure and regulation of, continuing education, treatment. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 361 (R473, H4799)
-- Shrimp boats, drag nets, Kiawah, Seabrook Island Beaches; Fish and Game; Watercraft, Beaufort, Hilton Head Island. Effective June 9, 1998
Act No. 362 (R474, H4801)
-- Sales tax exemptions, school district materials which qualify clarified, concessions; Medical, Drugs, Cancer, diseases. Effective June 10, 1998
Act No. 363 (R481, H4870)
-- Alcohol and Alcoholic Beverages, beer and wine, minibottles, retail licenses; protests, hearings, permanent license. Effective August 1, 1998, and applies with respect to applications for beer and wine permits and minibottle licenses filed on or after that date.
Act No. 364 (R487, H4947)
-- Beaufort County, no-wake zone created on certain portion of Little Chechessee Creek and Cat Creek; Watercraft. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 365 (R494, H5015)
-- Pee Dee Regional Airport District, Aeronautics; Darlington, Florence, Marion, Dillon County, Annexation. Effective June 10, 1998
Act No. 366 (R343, S130)
-- Pharmacists, regulation of; Pharmacies and Pharmacists, Prescriptions. Effective May 27, 1998
Act No. 367 (R344, S278)
-- Animals, ill-treatment of; cruelty, abandonment, transportation of, provisions and penalties. Effective May 27, 1998
Act No. 368 (R345, S284)
-- Secretary of State, board and commission vacancies; Agencies, Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act, Attorney General. Effective July 1, 1998
Act No. 369 (R351, S535)
-- Genetic information, privacy of regarding health insurance, Medical. Effective 180 days after approval by the Governor--Governor signed May 26, 1998
Act No. 370 (R355, S876)
-- Property taxes, collection of; reporting requirements of Comptroller General; Taxation. Effective May 26, 1998
Act No. 371 (R356, S958)
-- Retirement Systems Investments Panel, safeguards, equity securities; Pensions, Freedom of Information. Effective May 26, 1998
Act No. 372 (R360, S1007)
-- Criminal sexual conduct, date rape, sex offenses, Crimes; Narcotics and Drugs; Drug-Induced Crime Prevention Act. Effective May 26, 1998
Act No. 373 (R362, S1095)
-- Grand jury, alternate method for selecting and impaneling; Juries and Jurors. Effective May 26, 1998
Act No. 374 (R366, S1167)
-- Electronic Commerce Act, Commerce Department, Budget and Control Board, Secretary of State, State Government. Effective May 26, 1998
Act No. 375 (R369, S1186)
-- Warehouse receipts, electronic; warehouseman's bond; Agriculture. See Act for effective date.
Act No. 376 (R405, S331)
-- Personal recognizance bonds, forfeiture of; magistrates, jurisdiction, judgments, Courts. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 377 (R471, H4775)
-- Property, abandoned; publishing procedure of administrator's notice under Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. Effective June 9, 1998
Act No. 378 (R476, H4837)
-- Barnwell County, voting precincts; Elections. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 379 (R511, H3316)
-- DUI, drivers license suspension period for; Transportation, Traffic violations, Motor Vehicles. Effective June 17, 1998
Act No. 380 (R512, H3563)
-- Funeral directors, embalmers; framework for licensing boards, license and regulation of; Cemeteries. Effective June 12, 1998
Act No. 381 (R514, H4438)
-- Building Codes Council, International Residential; codes political subdivisions may adopt for construction regulation. Effective June 15, 1998
Act No. 382 (R515, H4755)
-- Charitable shelter, not governed by Landlord and Tenant Act; Property, Rental, Mobile Homes, Manufactured Housing. Effective June 12, 1998
Act No. 383 (R516, H4802)
-- Watercraft, delinquent property taxes; renewal of registration prohibited; Taxation; Natural Resources. Effective June 12, 1998
Act No. 384 (R517, H4805)
-- Sex offender registry, registration of juveniles, minors; Crimes and Offenses, Law Enforcement. Effective June 12, 1998
Act No. 385 (R518, H4821)
-- Impersonation of public employee or official in sham legal process; Courts, Crimes, Judgments, Torts, Liens. Effective June 12, 1998
Act No. 386 (R519, H4848)
-- Taxation, Revenue Department, extension of time to pay taxes due innocent or corporate taxpayer, Property, Income tax. Effective June 15, 1998, and is effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 1997.
Act No. 387 (R520, H4850)
-- Income tax withholding, nonresident beneficiary; Taxation, Trusts and Estates, Gambling, Bingo, licensees, hard cards. Effective June 15, 1998, except Section 3, which takes effect October 1, 1998.
Act No. 388 (R521, H4856)
-- Judicial Merit Selection, Courts, withdrawn candidate for judge; General Assembly; Freedom of Information, Elections. Effective June 12, 1998
Act No. 389 (R523, H4916)
-- Public works improvements, Parks, recreation, public facilities, revenue bonds; Political Subdivisions, Property. Effective June 15, 1998
Act No. 390 (R524, H4942)
-- Criminal, civil legal proceedings, qualified interpreter in which party doesn't speak English, Courts, Torts, Prisons. Effective June 15, 1998
Act No. 391 (R525, H4971)
-- Minors, Social Services Department, adoption of child, foster care, parental rights, custody, Courts, Domestic Relations. Effective June 15, 1998
Act No. 392 (R526, H4975)
-- Fire trucks, apparatus; restrictions when in emergency; Fire, Motor Vehicles, License plates, College, Universities. Effective June 15, 1998
Act No. 393 (R527, H5003)
-- Regional council of governments, member of General Assembly, Political Subdivisions, county legislative delegation. Effective June 17, 1998
Act No. 394 (R406, S477)
-- Income tax credit, retirement plan contributions made by taxpayer living in another state, Taxation, Retirement Systems. Effective June 9, 1998 for taxable years beginning after 1996.
Act No. 395 (R407, S534)
-- Child labor regulations, violations, fines and offenses; Minors, Labor, Employers, Employees; Licensing, Regulation. Effective June 9, 1998
Act No. 396 (R408, S718)
-- Psychology, psychologists; license and practice of; Labor and Licensing Department, Marital counselor, therapist. Effective July 1, 1998
Act No. 397 (R409, S757)
-- Special purposes districts, commissioners board; Elections, Political Subdivisions, Referendum, Dissolution of, services. Effective June 10, 1998
Act No. 398 (R410, S758)
-- Suicide, felony crime of assisting created; Medical, Crimes and Offenses. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 399 (R411, S778)
-- Public safety communication, Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) 911 established, Emergency Telephone Service. Effective June 11, 1998, with the committee commencing operations on August 1, 1998, and CMRS collection of surcharges commencing on November 1, 1998.
Act No. 400 (R412, S850)
-- Education Accountability Act of 1998, Schools and School Districts; Curriculum, Principals, Phonics, Oversight Committee. Effective June 10, 1998
Act No. 401 (R413, S863)
-- Criminal domestic violence, Domestic Relation; Prisoner, early parole for inmate, filing for post-conviction relief. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 402 (R414, S866)
-- Carjacking, violent crime; Crimes and Offenses, Motor Vehicles. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 403 (R415, S893)
-- Assistive Technology Warranty Act, Consumer Affairs, Warranties; Handicapped, Medical, Aging. Effective June 8, 1998, and applies only to assistive technology devices sold or leased after January 1, 1999.
Act No. 404 (R416, S936)
-- Mortuary Science College, students in practice of funeral service; Cemeteries, Labor, Licensing, Regulation Department. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 405 (R417, S981)
-- Community residential care facilities, administrators; education and experience qualifications for licensure revised. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 406 (R418, S982)
-- Motor vehicles, leased; rental adjustment clause in lease does not create security interest or sale; Consumer Affairs. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 407 (R419, S992)
-- Tolls, collection and enforcement of, electronic collection; Highways and Streets, Transportation Department. Effective June 9, 1998
Act No. 408 (R422, S1058)
-- Ashley River, portion designated as Scenic River; Natural Resources, Charleston, Dorchester County. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 409 (R423, S1069)
-- Electronic voting using Internet for armed forces, overseas citizens; Elections, Veterans' Affairs, Computers. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 410 (R424, S1070)
-- Motor vehicles, inspection of; public service roadside safety inspections by Public Safety Department. Effective October 1, 1998
Act No. 411 (R426, S1110)
-- Insurance, health; licenses, biennial fee-collection period; schedule of amounts, premium service companies, life policy. Effective June 9, 1998
Act No. 412 (R427, S1126)
-- Municipal election, ordinance, candidate and filing; Political Subdivisions, municipalities; when to pool its precincts. Effective June 9, 1998
Act No. 413 (R429, S1170)
-- Domestic mutual insurance holding company, domestic or foreign insurer; Insurance. Effective June 9, 1998
Act No. 414 (R430, S1179)
-- Carolina Capital Investment Corporation, Banking Examiner to examine; Consumer Affairs, Banks and Savings, Loans. Effective June 9, 1998
Act No. 415 (R431, S1188)
-- Ashley River Road Scenic Byway designated, Church Creek Bridge; Charleston County, Highways and Streets. Effective June 9, 1998
Act No. 416 (R434, S1215)
-- Insurance, Insurer's Rehabilitation and Liquidation Act, reinsurance contracts; original policyholder. Effective June 10, 1998
Act No. 417 (R436, S1233)
-- Orangeburg County, magistrate courts, jury areas combined; Courts, Juries and Jurors. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 418 (R535, H4535)
-- Legislative Incentives for Future Excellence (LIFE) Scholarships, Colleges and Universities, Income tax credit, tuition. Effective June 19, 1998, provided, however, the provisions of Section 2 are effective for taxable years beginning after 1997 and applies only for persons graduating from high school during or after May, 1997.
Act No. 419 (R536, H4700)
-- Appropriations Bill, 1998-99; Acts Cited By Popular Name. Effective July 1, 1998
Act No. 420 (R421, S1013)
-- Southern Interstate Dairy Compact Act of 1998, Acts Cited By Popular Name, Agriculture. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 421 (R425, S1078)
-- Military Facilities Redevelopment Law, dispose of federal installations, defense sites; Property; Veterans' Affairs. Effective June 9, 1998; see Act for exceptions.
Act No. 422 (R433, S1212)
-- Reinsurance credit granted insurers in state; Insurance; reduction from liability when; asset defined. Effective June 10, 1998
Act No. 423 (R504, S22)
-- Public employees, Freedom of Information, General Assembly, Ethics, Public bodies, records; executive session. Effective June 12, 1998
Act No. 424 (R505, S271)
-- Architects, architecture; firm licensure requirements, investigation, disciplinary action; Construction. Effective July 1, 1998
Act No. 425 (R506, S325)
-- Bail, bondsmen, runners, commitment orders, Courts, Magistrates, bailable offense, bond hearings. Effective June 17, 1998
Act No. 426 (R508, S489)
-- Opticians, professional board, licensure and regulation of, continuing education requirements, Opticianry. Effective June 15, 1998
Act No. 427 (R509, S567)
-- Cosmetology, cosmetologists; professional board, temporary permits, student recordkeeping to beauty schools. Effective June 15, 1998
Act No. 428 (R510, S1162)
-- Juveniles, detention facilities, standards revised for; Minors, Juvenile Justice Department, Corrections. Effective June 15, 1998
Act No. 429 (R531, S1074)
-- Wine manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers; regulation of sale practices; Alcohol and Alcoholic Beverages. Effective June 29, 1998
Act No. 430 (R532, H3300)
-- Motor vehicle drivers licenses, special restricted; age when may obtain revised; regular license provisions. Effective June 23, 1998
Act No. 431 (R534, H3714)
-- Divorce, name change; family court may grant upon order of separate maintenance; Domestic Relations. Effective June 23, 1998
Act No. 432 (R540, H4851)
-- Income, job tax credit, water control system; Revenue employee, Corporate license fee; Taxation; Property, Solid waste. Effective June 23, 1998
Act No. 433 (R420, S994)
-- Deferred Presentment Services Act, Banks and Savings and Loans, Financial Institutions, Check-cashing services, Consumer. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 434 (R528, S174)
-- DUI, Transportation, Traffic violations, Motor Vehicles, Drivers license suspension, chemical test, Alcohol, videotaping. Effective June 29, 1998; see Act for exceptions.
Act No. 435 (R538, H4804)
-- Threatening life of public employee or family unlawful, Crimes and Offenses; School districts, Minors, Juveniles. Effective July 6, 1998
Act No. 436 (R328, H3619)
-- Migratory waterfowl, prohibit hunting on Lake Greenwood, Wateree; within two hundred yards of dwelling; Fish and Game. Effective April 21, 1998
Act No. 437 (R331, H4354)
-- Financial Institutions Board, membership to reflect certain merger; Banks, Savings and Loan and Credit Union leagues. Effective April 21, 1998
Act No. 438 (R513, H3685)
-- Peat, trade and commercial practices regarding labeling; Agriculture; Consumer Affairs, Businesses, Corporations. Effective June 17, 1998
Act No. 439 (R522, H4898)
-- Retirement Systems, military and national guard service credit; Adjutant General, Veterans' Affairs, Pensions. Effective June 16, 1998, and applies with respect to military service established in the state retirement systems on or after this date.
Act No. 440 (R507, S401)
-- Contractors, licensure and regulation of; professional and occupational board, Construction, building permits. Effective April 1, 1999
Act No. 441 (R529, S310)
-- Patients' Insurance and Benefits Protection Act, Medical, medical and health. Effective January 1, 1999, except that the provisions of the act applicable to employer-sponsored health plans are effective for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 1999.
Act No. 442 (R541, H4853)
-- Motor fuel tax, Alcoholic liquors; Taxation, kerosene; Property assessments, Income tax credits, Motor vehicles, carrier. Effective August 31, 1998
Act No. 443 (R277, S928)
-- Victim's Bill of Rights, notify and inform of rights; Crimes and Offenses, Constitution of South Carolina, victim. Effective February 17, 1998
Act No. 444 (R375, H4303)
-- Marriage, provision making marriage of blacks and whites unlawful deleted; Domestic Relations, Discrimination. Effective May 21, 1998
Act No. 445 (R428, S1166)
-- Legislative candidate for House or Senate, legal resident of district; Ethics, Elections, General Assembly, Members. Effective June 4, 1998
Act No. 446 (R542, H4998)
-- Constitution of S.C., Endowment funds donated to colleges, equity securities, Treasurer to invest; debt service, bonds. Effective June 17, 1998
Act No. 447 (R537, H4702)
-- Capital Reserve Fund, Acts Cited By Popular Name, Appropriation Acts. Effective thirty days after the completion of the 1997-98 fiscal year in accordance with the provisions of Article III, Section 36(B)(3)(a), Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, and Section 11-11-320(D)(1) of the 1976 Code.
Act No. 448 (R402, H5072)
-- Defense of Indigents, Death Penalty Trial Fund may be used to pay private counsel; Courts, Crimes, Execution. Effective May 26, 1998
Act No. 449 (R442, H3054)
-- Statewide Mass Transportation System Study Committee, Highways and Streets. Effective June 10, 1998
Act No. 450 (R459, H4549)
-- Mental Health Department requests to plan operation of Veterans' nursing home facility, Residential Care Facilities. Effective June 8, 1998
Act No. 451 (R394, H5012)
-- Abbeville County school districts, Long Cane Elementary School day missed exempt from make-up requirement. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 452 (R322, H4745)
-- Aiken County School Districts, Midland Valley High School; day missed due to electrical line exempt from make-up day. Effective April 8, 1998
Act No. 453 (R545, H5183)
-- Allendale County School Districts Education Board, additional members, appointment and election of. Effective June 23, 1998
Act No. 454 (R287, S461)
-- Berkeley County Elections and Voter Registration Board created. See Act for effective date.
Act No. 455 (R323, H4768)
-- Berkeley County, appointment and budget powers for certain boards; legislative county delegation. Effective April 8, 1998
Act No. 456 (R315, H4574)
-- Charleston County Airport District Aviation Authority, mayor of Mount Pleasant added to; Aeronautics. Effective April 21, 1998
Act No. 457 (R340, S12)
-- Public service district governing body candidate, election method nomination, political subdivisions. Effective June 4, 1998
Act No. 458 (R292, S881)
-- Cherokee County School District No. 1, property tax refund provided from excess sales and use tax collected. Effective April 7, 1998
Act No. 459 (R386, H4809)
-- Clarendon County Area Vocational School Board of Trustees, Chairman of Education Board; School districts. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 460 (R435, S1219)
-- Clarendon County Hospital District Board of Trustees, powers revised; Medical. Effective June 16, 1998
Act No. 461 (R439, S1266)
-- Clarendon County Vocational Educational School Advisory Board, School districts; county council governing body of. Effective June 11, 1998; see Act for explanation.
Act No. 462 (R398, H5031)
-- Colleton County School District School Bond-Property Tax Relief Act. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 463 (R392, H4999)
-- Colleton County Elections and Voter Registration Board, membership provisions. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 464 (R324, H4782)
-- Darlington County school districts, Washington Street Elementary; day missed exempt from make-up requirement. Effective April 8, 1998
Act No. 465 (R387, H4912)
-- Darlington County; Hartsville Parking, Beautification and Business Improvement District; area expanded. Effective June 2, 1998
Act No. 466 (R388, H4932)
-- Tax levy provided for Dillon County school districts for fiscal year 1998-99. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 467 (R437, S1238)
-- Edgefield County school districts, day missed due to severe weather, tornadoes; not required to be made-up. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 468 (R502, H5150)
-- Edgefield County school districts, day missed due to severe weather, tornadoes; not required to be made-up. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 469 (R396, H5023)
-- Florence County School District No. 1 trustees, binding referendum to decide whether or not to raise tax millage. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 470 (R397, H5029)
-- Florence County Library Commission created; Courts, Florence County, Libraries. Effetive June 2, 1998
Act No. 471 (R321, H4725)
-- Greenville County Hospital District, Upper; disbursement of excess funds provided; Medical, Bonds or Notes. Effective April 15, 1998
Act No. 472 (R379, H4540)
-- Duncan Chapel Fire District Fire Control Board in Greenville County, vacancy fillings. Effective June 2, 1998
Act No. 473 (R273, S861)
-- Greenwood County Vocational Facility renamed Career Center, Schools and School Districts. Effective February 20, 1998
Act No. 474 (R291, S873)
-- Greenwood County Election Commission to conduct school district trustee election results. Effective April 8, 1998
Act No. 475 (R438, S1248)
-- Horry County Loris Community Hospital Commission, Medical, required townships for member to be appointed revised. Effective June 16, 1998
Act No. 476 (R293, S964)
-- Jasper County Education Board, single member election districts; Schools and School Districts. Effective April 8, 1998; see Act for exceptions.
Act No. 477 (R272, S832)
-- Kershaw County Elections and Registration Board created. Effective February 24, 1998
Act No. 478 (R280, H4131)
-- Kershaw County, Transportation Department to remove portion of Secondary Road S28-52, from state highway system. Effective February 20, 1998
Act No. 479 (R432, S1209)
-- Kershaw County Lugoff Water District, extension of system provided; Water and Sewer. Effective June 9, 1998
Act No. 480 (R370, S1196)
-- Laurens County School Districts No. 55 and 55, Trustees; boundary provisions. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 481 (R479, H4844)
-- Lee County Education Board, election of chairman and vice chairman; Schools and School Districts. Effective June 11, 1998, and is applied retroactively so as to ratify elections of chairmen and vice chairmen at January meetings in the past.
Act No. 482 (R495, H5061)
-- Lee County Elections and Registration Board created; Commissions, Committees or Boards. Effective January 1, 1999
Act No. 483 (R503, H5201)
-- Lee County School Districts Education Board, member compensation and travel allowance increased. Effective January 1, 1999
Act.No. 484 (R401, H5052)
-- Lexington County Irmo-Chapin Recreation District, law enforcement officer training; Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. Effective June 2, 1998
Act No. 485 (R325, H4806)
-- Newberry County Education Board, nonpartisan elections, single-member election districts; School Districts. Effective April 8, 1998
Act No. 486 (R395, H5014)
-- Newberry County Library, Saluda County Library established; Libraries. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 487 (R275, S924)
-- Orangeburg County school districts, consolidation of; procedural requirements before trustees may close. Effective February 24, 1998
Act No. 488 (R367, S1175)
-- Oconee County School Districts, Board of Trustees, staggered terms. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 489 (R297, S1063)
-- Pickens County Veteran's Affairs Officer, veterans to nominate candidate and recommend for appointment, Military. Effective April 8, 1998
Act No. 490 (R298, S1072)
-- Olympia School of Richland County, school day missed not required to make-up; Schools and School Districts. Effective April 8, 1998
Act No. 491 (R299, S1073)
-- Webber School of Richland County, school day missed not required to make-up; Schools and School Districts. Effective April 8, 1998
Act No. 492 (R440, S1271)
-- Foreign nationals may teach native language in Richland County School District No. 1; conditions, curriculum. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 493 (R316, H4591)
-- Saluda County School District Trustees, budget and tax levy approval not required by majority in District No. 1. Effective April 8, 1998
Act No. 494 (R317, H4630)
-- Union County South Side Fire District, borrowing authority increased. Effective April 21, 1998
Act No. 495 (R318, H4637)
-- Union County Jonesville Fire District, borrowing authority increased. Effective April 21, 1998
Act No. 496 (R389, H4941)
-- Union High School, Union County school districts; day missed due to broken water main exempt from make-up requirement. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 497 (R501, H5143)
-- School District of Union County School Bond-Property Tax Relief Act, Sales and use, General obligation bonds. Effective June 16, 1998
Act No. 498 (R311, H4400)
-- Spartanburg County Drayton Fire District, amount Fire Control Board may borrow increased. Effective April 22, 1998
Act No. 499 (R390, H4965)
-- Spartanburg County Education Oversight Committee established, Schools and School Districts. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 500 (R391, H4968)
-- Spartanburg County West View-Fairforest Fire District Control Board, membership increased; Fire. Effective June 3, 1998
Act No. 501 (R338, H4867)
-- York County Fort Mill School District No. 4 Trustees, cost of elections. Effective April 21, 1998
Act No. 502 (R300, S1085)
-- Regulation No. 2251, Natural Resources Department, Nongame and endangered species, woodpeckers. Effective April 7, 1998
Act No. 503 (R301, S1104)
-- Regulation No. 2254, Crop Pest Commission, Boll weevil eradication. Effective April 7, 1998
Act No. 504 (R302, S1109)
-- Regulation No. 2225, Education Department, Summer program. Effective April 7, 1998
Act No. 505 (R319, H4648)
-- Regulation No. 2262, Health and Environmental Control, Central Cancer Registry. Effective April 7, 1998
Act No. 506 (R334, H4640)
-- Pesticide operation, compressed gas tank or cylinder to supply propellant equipped with back flow device, Agriculture. Effective April 21, 1998
Act No. 507 (R336, H4826)
-- Regulation No. 2234, Agriculture Livestock-Poultry Health of Clemson University; Livestock importation, sheep, goats. Effective April 20, 1998
Act No. 508 (R337, H4827)
-- Regulation No. 2235, Agriculture Livestock-Poultry Health of Clemson University; Vesicular stomatitis restrictions. Effective April 20, 1998
Act No. 509 (R363, S1108)
-- Regulation No. 2259, Education Department; Textbooks, rental, repeal. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 510 (R364, S1137)
-- Regulation No. 2256, Higher Education Commission, Palmetto Fellows Scholarship: 1997-1998. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 511 (R365, S1138)
-- Regulation No. 2238, Higher Education Commission, Need-Based Grants Program. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 512 (R399, H5048)
-- Regulation No. 2195, Social Services Department, Food stamp program. Effective May 28, 1998
Act No. 513 (R403, H5083)
-- Regulation No. 2296, Higher Education Commission, Academic Endowment Incentive Act, Colleges, Universities. Effective May 27, 1998
Act No. 514 (R465, H4649)
-- Regulation No. 2237, Budget and Control Board, Data reporting requirements, ambulatory encounter data. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 515 (R477, H4841)
-- Regulation No. 2203, Dentistry Board, Continuing education; Dentists and Dentistry. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 516 (R478, H4842)
-- Regulation No. 2271, Funeral Service Board, continuing education requirements; Cemeteries. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 517 (R480, H4865)
-- Regulation No. 2224, Education Department, Teacher evaluation when under provisional contracts, repeal. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 518 (R483, H4882)
-- Regulation No. 2278, Pilotage Commission, Port of Port Royal, short branch qualification; Watercraft. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 519 (R484, H4883)
-- Regulation No. 2273, Athletics Commission, Boxing. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 520 (R491, H4994)
-- Regulation No. 2264, Education Department, Free textbooks. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 521 (R492, H4995)
-- Regulation No. 2279, Education Department, Trade and industrial certification requirements. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 522 (R493, H4996)
-- Regulation No. 2188, Public Safety Department, State transport police, unmanufactured forest products trucking. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 523 (R497, H5084)
-- Regulation No. 2263, Education Department, Driver training. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 524 (R498, H5085)
-- Regulation No. 2226, Education Department, Graduation requirements. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 525 (R499, H5117)
-- Regulation No. 2253, Budget and Control Board, Tuition Prepayment Program. Effective June 11, 1998
Act No. 526 (R500, H5140)
-- Regulation No. 2281, Health and Environmental Control Department, Environmental protection fees. Effective June 11, 1998




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